Warnings are a little late

I was very upset about Gov. Gary Locke’s plea for all of us to conserve on energy right now.

Doesn’t this sound odd? Let’s just think about it. Winter comes every year. Every year it gets cold at winter time. Some years it is colder than others. (See history books). Last July we were told that the ocean currents had changed and we would have a change in weather patterns, i.e., not the same weather as the last couple of years.

I would never claim that I am a higher than average thinking person but the writing was on the wall five to six months ago. Why are the powers in charge of our pocket books (concerning heating costs) informing us now, instead of a month ago when they knew things were a little tight?

Our family will be fine because we installed gas. Oh yeah, the gas company wants to up the rates, too. I am not sure why but it probably is a good reason such as – they just can. Well, they did talk about raising rates quite a few months ago, so we are not as much caught off-guard there.

I sure hope the environmental agencies are just as lenient on those of us who also use wood stoves as they are about the dams and letting more water through them. A rate increase is not in the budget here at home, so the fires will be burning whether there is a ban or not.

Everett

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